|Flying "A" Free Trips to Paris (aka Paris Sweepstakes) - Davis (Sid) Productions|
An early 1960s couple dreams about a trip to Paris. The woman thinks of the Eiffel Tower, while the man thinks of scantily clad chorus girls at the Moulin Rouge and other such nightclubs. They take a ride around Los Angeles and suburbs in their 1962 or 1963 Chevrolet Impala convertible.Excellent shots of Flying A service station, where helpful attendants discuss the "Free Trip to Paris" sweepstakes and pump gas, wash windshield...
Downloads: 616 (1 review)
|City of Proud Memories - Audio Productions, Inc.|
Old Charleston, South Carolina. Historic buildings and street scenes.
Downloads: 184 (1 review)
|RFD Greenwich Village|
Although the hippie ideal was fading in the late 1960s, marketers kept it alive. The Greenwich Village of RFD Greenwich Village is filled with "countrified cosmopolitans" who, while they appear to be beyond work and money worries, belong to a Bohemian subculture (which never looked anything like this). This representation of Manhattan is a tweak on Mayor John V. Lindsay's early-sixties "Fun City." From the film's narration: "Village life is cosmopolitan, yet relaxed and carefree...
Downloads: 889 (1 review)
|Life Is a Lark at Willow Grove Park - TV 10 CBS, WCAU-TV Philadelphia|
Features bands playing at music stand; plus 20 minute film of amusement park, rides and circus.
Downloads: 236 (1 review)
|Bottle and the Throttle, The - Davis (Sid) Productions|
Studies problems of drinking and driving, emphasizing the error of the statement that you must be drunk before your driving ability is materially impaired. Uses the story of a teenage couple who are involved in a serious accident on the way home from the beach. Eighteen year old Bill drinks some beer with his friends at the beach and hits a mother with her child crossing the street while driving afterwards...
Downloads: 1,235 (1 review)
|Big City, The - Guggenheim (Charles) & Associates, Inc.|
05:36:40:18 Great shot 1950s St. Louis traffic police car pulls up to curb, number 72 on side of car; police officer in passenger seat looks up; enormous ornate clock on building reads 6:25; police officer drives through empty city street of St. Louis earl morning; old man, shopkeeper, watches car cop car drive by, CU broom swooping trash on sidewalk, CU VS brooms sweeping trash on to the sidewalk; CU bottle of whisky is smashed on the curb...
Downloads: 464 (1 review)
|Soundies: Black Music|
0:12:13 Delta Rhythm Boys in "Take the 'A' Train" (1941). 0:14:46 Fats Waller in "Your Feet's Too Big (1941). 0:17:45 Count Basie Orchestra in "Take Me Back, Baby" (with vocal by Jimmy Rushing) (1941). 0:20:19 "Preacher and the Bear" featuring The Jubalaires (vocal quartet) 0:23:23 "Ring Those Bells" (Black children vocal quintet, unidentified; Possibly The Cabin Kids.) 0:24:22 The Ali Baba Trio in "Patience and Fortitude" (1946) (featuring Valaida Snow singing and playing jazz trumpet - with tr...
Downloads: 2,371 (2 reviews)
|Precisely So (Part II) - Handy (Jam) Organization|
Surreal film on measurement of tiny quantities, made as soft-sell promotional piece for Chevrolet automobiles. Excellent stop-motion march of slide rules, compasses, gauge blocks and micrometers at end.
Keywords: Physics: Measurement; Engineering; Animation: Stop-motion
Downloads: 9,175 (2 reviews)
|Pepsi Dance Trax 1989 Grand Rapids|
People "of a certain age" in Grand Rapids might remember this show that aired Sunday mornings on channel 17 in the late 80s. Dance Traxx followed the format of other "dance club" shows that were popular at the time such as Club MTV, The Grind, Dance Party USA, etc. Shots of teens dancing to the latest hits, occasionally with the video. It was produced in the Club Eastbrook space (which is now Orbit Room) and hosted by KLQ on-air personality Danny Douglas...
Keywords: grand rapids; 80s; danny douglas
Downloads: 1,332 (2 reviews)
|Zip Code with the Swingin' 6 - Rothberg (Lee) Productions, Inc.|
Introduces the U.S. ZIP code system by means of a folk-rock band. Shots of masses of mailbags and parcels being pushed through chutes (good)
Downloads: 558 (2 reviews)
|[Gould can 5423.3]|
Black couples dance on the street.
Downloads: 1,020 (3 reviews)
Keywords: need meta
Downloads: 2,853 (5 reviews)
|Wonderful World of Wash 'n' Wear, The - Handy (Jam) Organization|
Synthetic fabrics plus electric laundry equipment make washday a pleasure. Host: Jeffrey Lynn.
Keywords: Materials: Synthetics; Home economics; Appliances: Sales
Downloads: 17,897 (7 reviews)
|Easy Does It - Handy (Jam) Organization|
Measuring the effort involved in women's work around the home.
Keywords: Gender roles; Occupations: Housework; Time and motion study
Downloads: 17,310 (7 reviews)